Veterans' Memorial Project

Dean Ellsworth Memmen

Minonk, IL

World War I

College: Engineering

Graduation Year: Attended 1916

Service Branch: Marines

Rank: Private

Date of Birth: 09/04/1895

Date of Death: 10/04/1918

Pvt. Memmen served with the 76th Company, 6th USMC Regiment, 2nd Division. He enlisted with the Marines, May 28, 1917, and went to Paris Island, South Carolina, for training, sailing for France during September. He finished his training at the camps of St. Nazaire and Nantes, France, after which he did guard duty for a few months. In March, 1918, he entered the trenches with the 76th Company. He was wounded June 6, 1918, in the battle of Chauteau Thierry and sent to the hospital in Paris. Upon being discharged from the hospital, he returned to his company and took part in the drive at St. Mihiel. He was then sent to fight near Rheims where he was again wounded October 3, 1918. He died from the effects of his wound the next day on October 4, He is buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France, Plot E Row 31 Grave 16.

-information taken from Web site above and University and public records

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